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Updating the Machine.Config with PowerShell
I have recently been exploring the wonders of PowerShell. I also recently worked through some deployment / configuration issues and thought I would bring my newly acquired appreciation of PowerShell to the mix. I had never given PowerShell a second thought. I really had no idea what it was or how it was used. This is very surprising given my perl background. Once I gave it a chance, I loved it. One of the most exciting things about PowerShell is that unlike with regular scripting languages, you are ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:00 PM

The Perils of List.Add()
I have been researching some memory issues and come across something that surprised me the other day. The generic List hides what can potentially be a substantial memory hog. This is not a memory leak. It is just a fairly benign looking object with some simple looking code that may cause your application to use substantially more memory than you may initially think likely. It is common to write code similar to this: public static IList<string> GetNames(Type enumType) { if (!enumType.IsEnum) ......

Posted On Friday, May 13, 2011 3:56 PM

Speaking at the Carolina Code Camp This Weekend
I will be speaking at the Carolina Code Camp this weekend http://codecamp.developersg... There will be 45 sessions by 30 different speakers spread over 9 tracks. It should be a good time. The biggest problem for anyone attending is deciding which sessions to go to. With 9 tracks there will be many great sessions going on at the same time. From a presenter perspective, that ups the ante. I am very much aware that when I am speaking there are 8 other folks that you could be hearing instead. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:21 AM

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